WHO MAY APPLY
: This position is open to the general public and all **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employees (including **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. career service employees who have completed their initial County probation and are interested in a special duty assignment opportunity).
This recruitment will be used to fill an immediate term limited temporary (TLT) position or special duty assignment (SDA) Resource Recovery Communication and Marketing position. The TLT position is expected to start in September and is anticipated to end no earlier than September 2021. If filled internally as a Special Duty Assignment (SDA), pay and duration will be in accordance with Personnel Guidelines or selected employee's collective bargaining agreement.
FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Application and letter of interest
In your letter of interest, please specifically identify your skills, knowledge, and abilities that will contribute to your success.
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible. The workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday, from 8AM to 5PM. Alternate work schedules may be approved.
The Resource Recovery Section of the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is tasked with ensuring safe, environmentally friendly products made from an urban renewable waste stream are beneficially used. The Resource Recovery Section includes the following five units: Biosolids, Energy, Recycled Water, Sustainability, and Technology assessment to develop communications plans for each unit and marketing strategies where appropriate.
This position will work with each unit in the Section to lead the development of communications plans for our Loop® biosolids, recycled water, energy, technology assessment and sustainability programs for both internal (employee) and external (public) audiences. This position will also lead the development of marketing strategies for Loop® biosolids, recycled water and energy products, evaluating the current customer base, and providing guidance and structure for future product development. Success in this position requires superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and good time management. This position reports to the Section Manager.
WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice.
We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..
Provide strategic communications and marketing planning for each program and product within Resource Recovery including written communications and marketing material. Develop comprehensive communications and marketing strategies to achieve goals and objectives, effectively reach target audiences, support and promote development of each program and product, increase awareness and support of each program, and address emerging issues or challenges. Identify and analyze issues of concern and emerging trends related to wastewater and resource recovery of wastewater, and formulate communications strategies to address issues as needed. Identify and prioritize target audiences for each program and product such as agency staff, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Council staff, officials, other jurisdictions, citizen groups, customers. Identify and recommend appropriate communications channels to execute strategies and achieve each communication goal. Develop and produce templates and guidance for marketing, sales, and other retail or service related communications materials. Coordinate information sharing, increase collaboration and communication, and build relationships with internal and external target audiences as needed to promote programs and products, form partnerships and convey external customer needs to relevant audiences. Represent Resource Recovery with external consultants, policy makers, business and stakeholder groups, customers, and the general public. Represents Wastewater and the Resource Recovery section on various intergovernmental planning groups, cross-division teams, and coordinates with other divisions and departments on joint communication teams. Provide strategic communications counsel and advice to WTD management and other internal staff.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Sciences or Communications and Marketing or a related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience, and 3 years of increasingly responsible project management and work experience.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Is easy to approach and talk to; builds rapport well.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact.
: Can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough plans.
Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting wastewater; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
Initiative, Innovation, and Creativity:
Energy and aptitude to originate or initiate action, to think and act without being urged; ability to formulate new ideas and methods, utilizing facts and past experience, and to project future possibilities.
The most competitive candidates will be exceptional communicators with experience in wastewater or resource recovery. Additionally, they will have the following experiences and qualifications: Demonstrated success working both independently and as a productive and engaged member of a project team. Demonstrated ability to experiment to find creative solutions; adaptable to change and able to remain open to new ideas and ways of doing things; customer service oriented. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively interpret technical information for non-technical audiences simply, clearly and concisely. Ability to present to groups, large and small, formal and informal, conveying a compelling message targeted to the audience using sophisticated media and communication tools. Knowledge of current trends and issues in Resource Recovery management and Wastewater Treatment. Knowledge of communications and marketing principles and methods. Experience developing communications and marketing strategies and plans. Skilled in comprehending, analyzing and interpreting technical information and understanding its impact on operations, products, and customer experience.
A valid state of Washington driver's license will be required for travel to field locations where no public transportation services are available.
Applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and demonstrate that they possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited to move forward in the selection process. The remaining selection process may include a combination of interviews, testing, and reference checks.
This position is represented by Technical Employees Association (TEA)
Steve Namkung **** ****
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefit eligible positions include -- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.
More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: ****County Paid Benefits
Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Making Life Easier Program
Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:
Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment) Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
Family Medical Leave
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Medical Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Organ Donor Leave
Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
-- available at employee option and at employee expense
Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
Credit Union membership
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement
This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.
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